National Geographic Explorer

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Introduction to National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer was completely redesigned and rebuilt prior to being relaunched in 2008. The ship is equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment making it ideal for Antarctic expeditions, and offers a well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for an unprecedented connection to the regions explored. The Explorer accommodates guests in 81 spacious outside cabins, most with feature windows and some with balconies. Public areas include a lounge and bar, a spa, fitness centre and sauna, and a choice of dining options that offer regionally inspired cuisine.

 

The ship is outfitted with the latest equipment for exploration – kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft, as well as hydrophones, HD cameras, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world. In 2019, the fleet of National Geographic ships have become 100% Carbon-Neutral. Not only will you be travelling with an extremely knowledgeable expedition team, you will also be travelling on board an environmentally sustainable and responsible ship.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER DATES AND PRICES

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER 2023-24 DATES AND PRICES

Prices in AUD$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)

Click on Cruise itinerary name below to view detailed description of your Antarctic Cruise
Prices Correct as at 31 Dec 2022

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStart / EndCAT 1CAT 2CAT 3CAT 4CAT 5CAT 6CAT 7SA (Solo)SB (Solo)
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands 08 Nov 202329 Nov 202322Buenos Aires$34,000$36,550$38,300$40,070$49,320$56,730$65,850$45,570
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 28 Nov 202309 Dec 202312Buenos Aires$19,800$21,200$21,950$23,600$28,440$32,430$37,030$26,250$27,390
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 08 Dec 202319 Dec 202312Buenos Aires$19,800$21,200$21,950$23,600$28,440$32,430$37,030$26,250$26,070
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 18 Dec 202329 Dec 202312Buenos Aires$22,020$23,630$24,390$26,250$31,500$36,120$41,770$29,490$30,400
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 28 Dec 202309 Jan 202412Buenos Aires$22,020$23,630$24,390$26,250$31,500$36,120$41,770$29,490$30,400
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 06 Jan 202419 Jan 202412Buenos Aires$22,020$23,630$24,390$26,250$31,500$36,120$41,770$29,490$30,400
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 16 Jan 202429 Jan 202412Buenos Aires$19,800$21,200$21,950$23,600$28,440$32,430$37,030$26,250$26,070
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 26 Jan 202408 Feb 202412Buenos Aires$19,800$21,200$21,950$23,600$28,440$32,430$37,030$26,250$26,070
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 05 Feb 202418 Feb 202412Buenos Aires$19,800$21,200$21,950$23,600$28,440$32,430$37,030$26,250$26,070
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands 15 Feb 202409 Mar 202422Buenos Aires$34,000$36,550$38,300$40,070$49,320$56,730$65,850$45,570

Note: Some of these voyages require the additional purchase of a charter flight package. Please contact us for more details and pricing.

Voyage price includes bar tab & staff gratuities onboard the National Geographic Explorer as well as kayaking

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER 2023-24 CRUISES

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER 2024-25 DATES AND PRICES

Prices in USD$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)
Click on Cruise itinerary name below to view detailed description of your Antarctic Cruise

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStart / EndCAT 1CAT 2CAT 3CAT 4CAT 5CAT 6CAT 7SA (Solo)SB (Solo)
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands 30 Oct 202420 Nov 202422Buenos Aires$28,020$30,710$32,180$33,660$41,430$47,650$55,320$38,280$40,160
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 19 Nov 202430 Nov 202412Buenos Aires$16,000$17,630$18,250$19,620$23,640$26,950$30,780$21,820$22,760
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 29 Nov 202410 Dec 202512Buenos Aires$16,000$17,630$18,250$19,620$23,640$26,950$30,780$21,820$22,760
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 9 Dec 202420 Dec 202412Buenos Aires$16,000$17,630$18,250$19,620$23,640$26,950$30,780$21,820$22,760
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 19 Dec 202430 Dec 202412Buenos Aires$17,790$19,640$20,270$21,820$26,190$30,020$34,720$24,510$25,270
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 29 Dec 20249 Jan 202512Buenos Aires$17,790$19,640$20,270$21,820$26,190$30,020$34,720$24,510$25,270
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 8 Jan 202519 Jan 202512Buenos Aires$17,154$20,257$20,927$22,391$26,649$30,175$34,237$24,731$25,206
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 18 Jan 202529 Jan 202512Buenos Aires$17,154$20,257$20,927$22,391$26,649$30,175$34,237$24,731$25,206
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 28 Jan 20258 Feb 202512Buenos Aires$17,154$20,257$20,927$22,391$26,649$30,175$34,237$24,731$25,206
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands 7 Feb 202528 Feb 202522Buenos Aires$30,010$34,773$36,432$38,113$46,896$53,948$62,639$43,340$45,474
Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords27 Feb 202516 Mar 202518Santiago$22,711$24,402$25,577$26,752$32,917$37,886Sold out$30,505Sold out

Note: Some of these voyages require the additional purchase of a charter flight package. Please contact us for more details and pricing.

Voyage price includes bar tab & staff gratuities onboard the National Geographic Explorer as well as kayaking

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER 2024-25 CRUISES

National Geographic Explorer Cabins

National Geographic Explorer Category 7

Cat 7 Suite with Balcony Upper Deck #215, 219, 230 – These large cabins with private balconies have either two lower single beds that can convert to an Olympic-sized queen. They have seating areas and can be converted to triples. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall, twin sinks and toilet.
Standard Cabin Amenities. The Category 7 suite is 30 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 5

Cat 6 Suite with Balcony Upper Deck #213 – These spacious cabins have private balconies, two lower single beds that can be converted into a queen, a writing desk, chairs, and a TV. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks. These suites are 27 square metres.

Cat 6 Suite Veranda Deck #101-102 – These spacious cabins can be converted into triples. They have two lower single beds that can be converted into a queen, a writing desk, chairs, and a TV. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks. These suites are 33 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 5 with balcony

Cat 5 with Balcony Upper Deck #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224 – These cabins feature a balcony with sliding glass doors, feature one queen-sized bed, a writing desk and chairs, climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. . (Cabin 221 has two lower single beds that can convert to an Olympic-sized queen.) Category 5 suites are 15 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 4

Cat 4 with Window Upper Deck #201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228 – Cabins feature two lower single beds and at least one large window. Cabin 217, 226 & 228 feature one queen-size bed. All cabins feature climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. The dining room is on this deck and accommodates all guests at once. This cabin is 15.6 square metres.

Cat 4 Veranda Deck #103-104, 107-108 – Cabins feature two lower single beds and at least one large window, climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. The lounge and chartroom are easily accessible. The lounge is the social heart of the ship, and the chartroom offers direct bow access. This cabin is 16.5 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 4

Cat 3 with Window Main Deck #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 – Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), one large window, and two sitting chairs and a small table and ample storage. They have a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Category 3 (23) is 19.5 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 4

Cat 2 with Window Main Deck #317-320, 335-336 – Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), and one large window. They offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with sink, toilet and a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Category 2 (6) is 15.9 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 1

Cat 1 Main Deck #301-308.

Cabins feature one or two Portholes. Most cabins feature two lower single beds. Cabins 303-306 feature one queen-sized bed. All offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom sink, toilet and a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming.

National Geographic Explorer Solo

Category A Solo, Category B Solo  – 11.7m2 to 12m2

Cat Solo A with Window Main Deck #309-312, 329-334 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window or two portholes, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming.

Cat Solo B with Window Upper Deck #203, 208 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-walled shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. The dining room and ship’s bow are easily accessible.

Cat Solo B with Window Veranda Deck #105-106 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. The lounge and chartroom are easily accessible.

Deck Plan

deck-plan

Ship Details

Lounge and separate bar

Library well stocked with polar books & DVDs

Large dining room

Theatre-style presentation room

Gift shop

Fitness room and massage room

Hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool

For passengers utilising pre-expedition package with charter flights to/from Ushuaia:
Group transfer from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires (only for flight arrival at set time)
1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast and city tour in Buenos Aires
Group transfer from hotel to airport for charter flight to Ushuaia
Transfers from airport to pier for catamaran cruise including lunch

All passengers:
Cabin accommodation aboard cruise as selected
All meals aboard ship throughout your voyage
Non-alcoholic beverages including soft drinks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate as well as light snacks
Services of Expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides
Presentations on history, wildlife, geography, etc.
Zodiac cruises and shore excursions in Antarctica with expedition team
Use of kayaks
A fully-lined windproof, water-resistant parka (note: you are required to provide your own knee-high rubber boots with high-traction soles)
Hairdryer and bathrobes in every cabin
Ushuaia group departure transfer to airport

Staff and Crew: 98

Guests: 148

Lifeboats: 18

Dimensions: Length: 112m Width: 16.5m Draft: 4.74m

Manoeuvrability: Bow and stern thrusters

Speed: 14.4 knots maximum

Built: 1982, Norway

Operator: National Geographic

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